Friday, May 06, 2011

Shell Script To Backup To Tape Drive - Linux

#!/bin/bash
# A simple shell script to backup dirs to tape drive.
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# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
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MT=/bin/mt
TAR=/bin/tar
LOGGER=/usr/bin/logger
 
# What to backup.
SOURCE_DIRS="/data /home /etc /root /www"
 
# Where to backup to.
TAPE="/dev/st0"
 
# log message
$LOGGER "Backing $SOURCE_DIRS to $TAPE @ $(date)"
 
# Rewind the tape
$MT -f $TAPE rewind
 
# Backup the files
$TAR czf $TAPE $SOURCE_DIRS
 
# Rewind and eject the tape
$MT -f $TAPE rewoffl
# log message
$LOGGER "Backup finished @ $(date)"
 
 
 
Regards,
Sukhwinder Singh 

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